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Logo: Sparsholt CollegeStock Person / Relief Milker /Tractor Driver


£24,714 - £28,558 (depending upon qualifications and experience) inclusive of overtime.

Plus on-site accommodation at “AWB” rates. Eligibility to join the local government pension scheme.


The appointed candidate will work alongside the Herds Manager in all aspects of dairy production related to the college’s pedigree Holstein dairy herd together with other cattle related tasks required by our expanding suckler herd.


The primary responsibility is for rearing young stock, the majority of which are TMR based fed using feeder wagon and undertaking relief milking on a rota basis / holiday cover. The role  entails the supervision of students on farm duties and liaison with academic colleagues to maximise the educational opportunities for a range of learners including college students, trainee vets and visiting groups such as Firemen/women and other organisations that come into contact with animals as part of their working life. The college currently runs a successful cattle showing team and there will be the opportunity to participate in this activity if this interests the successful applicant.


The successful applicant will possess:


  • A minimum of a level 2 qualification in agriculture or related discipline
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Demonstrable competency in using tractor/ farm equipment
  • Demonstrable experience of working with cattle
  • An affinity with working and developing young people
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • A “can-do” and flexible attitude.


The rota working pattern is outlined in the further information document.


Closing Date:                05 August 2019


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